Feb. 17, 2006
The Florida State women’s tennis team (4-1) hosts its final doubleheader of the season on Saturday as Georgia Southern and Troy is set to face the Seminoles at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. All matches at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center are free of charge. For the fourth straight match the Seminoles will likely play without their top singles player, Carolin Walter (Bingen, Germany). Walter, ranked No. 18 in the country, is sidelined with an injury and sophomore Tapiwa Marobela (Gorbonne, Germany) will continue to fill the top slot.
ITA National Rankings:
Florida State enters the week ranked No. 56 in the nation and Walter is the lone player ranked in singles (No. 18). The squad started the dual campaign off with a preseason ranking of No. 50.
Scouting the Opponents:
GEORGIA SOUTHERN (1-5)
The Georgia State Eagles enter the match with a 1-5 record and during its last outing the team dropped a 5-2 decision to Georgia State Feb. 12. The Eagles lone victory of the season came against Florida A&M (7-0) on Jan. 27. The team is led by Szilvia Zsakay and Molly Maddox who compete at No. 1 and 2 singles.
The 1-0 Trojans are ranked No. 72 in the nation and have been idle since Feb. 4, when they defeated No. 33 Mississippi State, 4-3. The Trojans will play in their first Sun Belt match on Friday when they host Middle Tennessee at 2 p.m. After hosting MTSU, the Trojans will turn right around and play at Florida State on Saturday.
In its last outing the Seminoles suffered their first setback of the season to No. 2 Florida, 7-0. Florida State standout Carolin Walter did not compete in the match.
Florida State will enter the meat of its schedule beginning next week as LSU, UAB, Florida International and Miami travel to Tallahassee. The first match against the Tigers will be on Wed. Feb. 22 at 4pm.